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Newsday's 2013 All-Long Island boys tennis team:Front row, (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Newsday's 2013 All-Long Island boys tennis team:Front row, from left: J.P. Paris (Cold Spring Harbor), Zain Ali (Half Hollow Hills East), John D'Alessandro (St. Anthony's). Back row, from left: Coach Tom Depelteau (Hills East), Kyle Alper (Hills East), Brandon Stone (Whitman), Jeff Cherkin (Hills East).

2013 All-Long Island boys tennis team

Meet the players named to Newsday's 2013 All-Long Island boys tennis team, selected by Ian Cutler.

ZAIN ALI Long Island Player of the Year,
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ZAIN ALI
Long Island Player of the Year, Half Hollow Hills East, Junior
In his fourth consecutive trip to the state championships, Ali advanced reached the semifinals after a quarterfinal victory over Nassau champion Vihar Shah of Herricks. Ali won the Suffolk individual singles championship and led Hills East at first singles to its fourth consecutive county title, its first Long Island title and an undefeated season. |

VIHAR SHAH Nassau Player of the Year Herricks,
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VIHAR SHAH
Nassau Player of the Year Herricks, Senior
Shah won the Nassau individual singles championship and reached the quarterfinals at the state championships. Shah, a first-team All-Long Island selection for the second time, will play at Binghamton. |

JOHN D'ALESSANDRO St. Anthony's, Senior D'Alessandro won his
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JOHN D'ALESSANDRO
St. Anthony's, Senior
D'Alessandro won his second consecutive CHSAA singles title with a straight-set win over Chaminade's Cameron Posillico in his fourth consecutive appearance in the singles final. The Boston University-bound D’Alessandro captained the Friars to a league title and an undefeated league season. |

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CONOR DAUER Cold Spring Harbor, Senior Dauer anchored
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CONOR DAUER
Cold Spring Harbor, Senior
Dauer anchored a dominant Cold Spring Harbor lineup that won its sixth consecutive county championship, and was second at the Nassau individual championships. At the state championships, the William & Mary-bound Dauer finished fifth. |

BRANDON STONE Whitman, Senior Stone was the runner-up
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BRANDON STONE
Whitman, Senior
Stone was the runner-up at the Suffolk individual singles tournament for the second consecutive season after winning the title as a sophomore. At the state championships, he was knocked out after drawing the eventual state champion, Shawn Hadavi of Dobbs Ferry, in the first round. The Stony Brook-bound Stone is a two-time All-Long Island selection. |

KYLE ALPER Half Hollow Hills East, Junior, Doubles
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KYLE ALPER Half Hollow Hills East, Junior, Doubles Alper and Jeff Cherkin became the first duo to win the Suffolk doubles championship in consecutive seasons. On the team side, Alper, and Cherkin, a senior, split time at singles and doubles to help lead Hills East to another undefeated season in Suffolk and a fourth consecutive county championship. At the state championships, the Hills East pair reached the quarterfinals and finished fifth.

JEFF CHERKIN Half Hollow Hills East, Senior, Doubles
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JEFF CHERKIN Half Hollow Hills East, Senior, Doubles Jeff Cherkin and Kyle Alper became the first duo to win the Suffolk doubles championship in consecutive seasons. On the team side, they both split time at singles and doubles to help lead Hills East to another undefeated season in Suffolk and a fourth consecutive county championship. At the state championships, the Hills East pair reached the quarterfinals and finished fifth. |

J.P. PARIS Cold Spring Harbor, Junior, Doubles Paris
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J.P. PARIS
Cold Spring Harbor, Junior, Doubles
Paris and Conor Mullins, both juniors, dropped just five games in five matches to cruise to the Nassau doubles championship. The duo made their second appearance at the state championships and reached the quarterfinals, finishing fourth after beating Kyle Alper and Jeff Cherkin of Hills East in a fourth-place match. |

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CONOR MULLINS Cold Spring Harbor, Junior, Doubles Mullins

CONOR MULLINS
Cold Spring Harbor, Junior, Doubles
Mullins and J.P. Paris, both juniors, dropped just five games in five matches to cruise to the Nassau doubles championship. The duo made their second appearance at the state championships and reached the quarterfinals, finishing fourth after beating Kyle Alper and Jeff Cherkin of Hills East in a fourth-place match.

TOM DEPELTEAU Coach of the Year, Half Hollow
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TOM DEPELTEAU
Coach of the Year, Half Hollow Hills East
Depelteau led Hills East to a perfect 20-0 season, winning the team's first LI championship and fourth consecutive Suffolk title. Hills East is riding a 79-match winning streak against Suffolk opponents and qualified seven of Suffolk's nine players at the individual state championship, including all three doubles pairs. |

Newsday's 2013 All-Long Island boys tennis team:Front row,
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Newsday's 2013 All-Long Island boys tennis team:Front row, from left: J.P. Paris (Cold Spring Harbor), Zain Ali (Half Hollow Hills East), John D'Alessandro (St. Anthony's). Back row, from left: Coach Tom Depelteau (Hills East), Kyle Alper (Hills East), Brandon Stone (Whitman), Jeff Cherkin (Hills East).

Second Team: Singles: Phil Antohi, North Shore, Senior;
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Second Team: Singles: Phil Antohi, North Shore, Senior; Tyler Hoffman, Sayville, Senior (pictured); Doug Notaris, Wantagh, Senior; Cooper Lacetera, Westhampton, Senior; Ben Rosen, Port Washington, Junior.
Doubles: Travis Leaf and Ross Reiffman, Hills East, Sophomores; Yuval Solomon and Josh Young, Plainview JFK, 8th grade/Senior. |

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